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Only one new case Tuesday

By Randy Harrison
| April 21, 2021

A woman in her 20s was the sole new coronavirus case reported by the Crawford County Health Departme...

Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday 

| April 20, 2021

If you have unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication that you’re ready to get rid of Saturday will be a good time to do it. Crawford Memorial Hospital will take part in National Drug Take Back Day this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the East Entrance of the hospital.

Unit 2 hires life safety contractor

By Randy Harrison
| April 20, 2021

An Effingham firm will serve as general contractor on Robinson Unit 2’s remaining health and life sa...

An early Republic Pictures publicity shot of Autry, courtesy of his official website.

Visit here may have helped launch cowboy crooner’s film career

By Randy Harrison
| April 20, 2021

A long-standing local legend may be more than just an old wives’ tale. Legend has it that singer/songwriter/actor Gene Autry signed his first film contract while in Robinson.

Only one new case Friday

By Randy Harrison
| April 17, 2021

A woman in her 40s was the sole new coronavirus case reported by the Crawford County Health Departme...

USDA food assistance program re-opens

April 16, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has reopened signup for the Coronavirus Food ...

Election canvass Wednesday

By Randy Harrison
| April 16, 2021

The April 6 consolidated election will be finalized Wednesday. Maybe. Two mail-in ballots are still ...

State won't take county inmates

By Randy Harrison
| April 16, 2021

The Illinois Department of Corrections apparently does not want new inmates from Crawford County. Or...

County sheriff's fees increasing

By Randy Harrison
| April 16, 2021

Crawford County is continuing efforts to raise revenues and cutting costs to avoid another budget cr...

The pool at Pelican Cove in the Robinson City Park as been a summer time refuge for generations of Crawford County kids but problems with the initial construction have started to become an extra expense. Daily News photo

Robinson moving ahead with parks, improvement projects

By Tom Osborne
| April 15, 2021

Work continues to make improvements at Robinson City Park. The Robinson City Council approved a repair project on the pool at Pelican Cove at the city park. Robinson Parks Superintendent Mike Shimer said the floor of the pool has been an ongoing problem.

Hutsonville Mayor, Tina Callaway, presented Monte Newlin a plaque during Tuesday's Village Board meeting. Newlin has been a board member for the past 17 years. Contributed photo

Hutsonville gearing up for spring projects

By Angela Downing
| April 15, 2021

The Hutsonville Village Board is getting ready for a number of improvement projects.

Five more cases here

By Randy Harrison
| April 15, 2021

Five new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Crawford County Wednesday.  According to the Craw...

Despite rain, county drying out

By Randy Harrison
| April 14, 2021

Crawford County is one of the state’s drier areas, but not dry enough to merit listing by the U.S. D...

(FILES) A file photo taken on November 17, 2020 shows vials with Covid-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. - Johnson & Johnson has applied for authorisation for their coronavirus vaccine in the EU with a decision possible by the middle of March, the European Medicines Agency said on February 16, 2021. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)

State pausing use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine per federal recommendations

April 13, 2021

On advice of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois will pause distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson.

Area Amtrak station part of Justice Department settlement

By Randy Harrison
| April 13, 2021

Area residents who rode the rails from the Effingham Amtrak station may be eligible for compensation under a recent Justice Department settlement.

Jobless rate still up here

By Randy Harrison
| April 13, 2021

A higher percentage of Crawford County’s work force remains unemployed than before the start of the pandedmic, but numbers have improved since January.

As farmers begin to head for the fields to plant their crops this spring, motorists in Illinois are reminded to be patient and use caution when approaching farm equipment on the roads. Daily News photo

Drivers reminded to be careful during hectic spring planting

April 12, 2021

Illinois is home to 27 million acres of prime farmland, and as the spring temperatures warm, farmers will be taking their implements and heading to the fields across the state. Drivers and farmers alike are urged to be extra cautious during the hectic planting season. 

Chili day
The Heat is on Chili Cook Off, hosted by United Way of Crawford County, had a good turn out Saturday evening despite the rain that moved into the area. Many booths lined the square and served different kinds of chili for the event. Angela Downing | Daily News

United Way Chili Cook Off debuts in Robinson

By Angela Downing
| April 12, 2021

The 2021 United Way Chili Cook Off was held Saturday evening on the courthouse square and featured 21 teams.

Mail-in ballots still out

By Randy Harrison
| April 9, 2021

Two mail-in ballots remain unaccounted for here.Crawford County Clerk Fayrene Wright said seven vote...

Lawrenceville native Adam Warner has released his first single of 2021 titled, "Can't Hide Country." Warner is scheduled to open for Trace Adkins on May 28 at the Maury County MuleFest in Columbia, Tennessee.  Contributed photo

Warner releases first single of 2021

By Angela Downing
| April 8, 2021

Lawrenceville native Adam Warner released his new song, “Can’t Hide Country” on March 26. The song is a rock infused country song and is his first single of 2021. “I am super excited about my new song,” Warner said. “It is a high energy song and a good way to kick off the year.”